Automated Fingerprint Identification System


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Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS)

a computer system that scans fingerprints from crime scenes and compares them with millions of others around the world. It is based around patented inventions whereby the apparatus and computer compare details of each fingerprint in a database of fingerprints with the suspect print in order to determine the existence or not of a fit.
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The need for secure transaction and identification is likely to drive the automated fingerprint identification system market"
However, using the FBI's Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS), law enforcement officers learned of wanted charges for a drug-related murder of another 18-year-old in Greenville, South Carolina.
At the national level, the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System (IAFIS) is in the early stages of development.
These prints and related data will be processed by a local automated fingerprint identification system and then transmitted to and processed by a State identification bureau.

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